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Questions for Oral Answer -Tuesday, 14 June 2005

Questions for Oral Answer As At Tuesday, 14 June 2005

Questions to Ministers

1. GEORGINA BEYER to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What reports has he received on child poverty in New Zealand?

2. STEPHEN FRANKS to the Minister of Corrections: Why did the Budget cut provision for inmate employment by nearly $5 million to $30 million, when inmate numbers are growing, and do the published measures properly report the effectiveness of Corrections inmate employment programmes?

3. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Minister of Conservation: What conservation goals led the Government to end the logging of indigenous forests on Crown-managed land?

4. JOHN KEY to the Minister of Finance: If a New Zealander holds shares in an Australian company, does the investor pay any tax on any capital gains, and could this position change after 1 April 2007?

5. DAIL JONES to the Coordinating Minister, Race Relations: What has been the total cost for each year since 1999 to all government departments for providing both internal and external Treaty-related courses and associated educational material?

6. Hon DAVID CARTER to the Associate Minister for Rural Affairs: When will he introduce legislation to implement the Government's decisions on the walking access policy?

7. LUAMANUVAO WINNIE LABAN to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: What reports, if any, has he received on changes to New Zealand's nuclear free policy?

8. Dr PAUL HUTCHISON to the Minister of Health: Does she stand by her statement regarding accident and emergency department waiting times, "Any patients who present with those conditions should be seen within that time, and I believe they are."; if not, why not?

9. BARBARA STEWART to the Minister of Health: Is she confident that policy and funding originating from the Ministry of Health are achieving their intended purpose; if so, why?

10. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Deputy Prime Minister: Does he remain committed to upholding his statement of 6 May 2004 in relation to the Foreshore and Seabed Bill that it "does not establish a new avenue for legal aid"; if not, why not?

11. RUSSELL FAIRBROTHER to the Minister for Trade Negotiations: What progress, if any, can he report in the battle to get access to the Australian market for New Zealand apples?

12. JUDY TURNER to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Does he still stand by his statement with regard to parental discipline that "The truth is that the Government is working through the issue and has not yet arrived at a conclusion."; if not, why not?

ENDS

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